It’s funny how the pre assessment for surgery can be very scarey... and now there is a new dimension of going for COViD test. Mum was very anxious about her surgery but even more anxious about the process to be tested for Covid. We went to the drive through unit at the Woodside Road in Ballymena and it was so well organised- it is to be commended at the respect and efficiency of the team conducting the test and how calm they were conducting the tests.... which look extremely uncomfortable for someone, but when the staff are efficient and reassuring it makes all the difference. The only improvement would have been to advised us that the nurse would conduct the test.
Most of mums anxiety related to the fact she thought she would have to do it to herself and she wasn’t sure she could.
We are very grateful for the service and delighted the results were negative (efficiently informed by text message 24hours later) and mum is safely in for surgery. As a family we are very grateful for the role this team is played
"Pre assessment swabs"
About: Northern Health & Social Care Trust / Covid-19 Testing Centre Northern Health & Social Care Trust Covid-19 Testing Centre Antrim BT41 2RL
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